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" Time is running out "
" Time is running out "

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Challenge: Symbolic Still Life (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Pentax K-x
Lens: Pentax DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL
Location: Home
Date: Jun 15, 2011
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2011

This symbolises the US economy, it's hanging on a thread.
Time is running out, the prosperity is diminishing, and yet people still seem to spend money like there's no tomorrow.

The dollar is being devalued by other nations, when this happens inflation will surely occur. The government is also printing money,to get out of debt, this will devalue the dollar even more.Look what happened in Zimbabwee.

Eventual collapse of the nation is inevitable, you can't deny it.
Prices for everyday items will be exorbitant, hence the pea on the plate-a time will come when food prices will be out of this world !

The photo is dark, due to the topic at hand.

Will this be worse than the depression ? Time will tell.

Ps, I had a different photo at first with a dollar hanging on a thread, but I got some counsel to change it to a simpler version, so this might be hard to work out what I'm symbolising, oh well, more fun for everyone.

I don't like the light on the right hand of the wall. But I do like the mood of the photo.

pp: cropped
adj to B and W, and select colour
deepened and darkened
then slight brighten

Place: 44 out of 88
Avg (all users): 5.4483
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 5.7674
Avg (non-participants): 5.3435
Views since voting: 592
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 174
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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06/24/2011 11:48:59 AM
I actually like how that dagger of light is stabbing the hourglass shadow.
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06/23/2011 10:51:27 PM
I couldn't figure it out, but it stayed with me. So I thought: princess and the pea? Hurry up and finish your pea(s) if you want dessert? Nonetheless it is an intriguing photo - the hour glass at 12 o'clock, and the pea at teatime.

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06/22/2011 12:04:13 PM
I liked your image during voting, but loved it that much more after reading your comments and learning what you were shooting for. I have the mind of an engineer. I am pretty good at things that are literal and spacial, and perhaps not so good at pulling out the subtle and symbolic. I wish this challenge had allowed you to provide the viewer with a bit more context during voting. For those like me that are more challenged at interpreting symbolism, it would have made each image more meaningful.

I am hoping the light on the back wall represents a glimmer of hope that we can pull things out before it is too late.
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06/22/2011 09:43:20 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/20/2011 07:44:17 AM
Why do I feel like a pea
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06/15/2011 08:06:28 PM
this makes me smile :)!!!!!last pea on the plate heheh.....
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06/15/2011 12:37:23 PM
Enigmatic. I can see the pea shaking it its, um, boots...
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06/15/2011 09:46:39 AM
Give peace a chance?
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